Wow, @nerdslashgeek Has Some Familiar Tweets

By: The Superficial / September 23, 2013

UPDATE 1/10/14: “David C.” is now back to his original handle @nerddad. To this day, he’s never acknowledged any of the plagiarism pointed out here, or any items he took from other sites. Fortunately, he has kids who he has to look in the eye, so no amounts of relinking this post will ever top that.

Above is “David C.” the Twitter user known as @nerdslashgeek with a growing audience who I’ve been repeatedly asked recently if he is myself or Photo Boy. He is not. As for why people would ask that, it appears his tweets are awfully similar to posts on The Superficial. And before I get into this, I’ve ignored plagiarists/joke stealers in the past because it’s not worth the time, and a former “contemporary” had a nasty habit of going to DEFCON 1 if another person had similar words in their sentences like “a,” “and,” and “the.” Also, this Patton Oswalt “closed letter” on joke theft is a great guideline to misunderstandings that can occur in the comedy field. That being said, what follows below is some dude literally just copying and pasting sentences, word for word, that were another writer’s creative output honed by years of hard work. Albeit in pajama pants, but I at least deserve a ball tickling when you’re back there. It’s what separates us from the apes.

First let’s establish that “David C.” follows The Superficial, and I’ll be using lots of screencaps from here on out for when all of these get deleted:

nerdslashgeek plagiarism tweets

And now let’s ease into a slightly innocent one from the point when I got tired of sifting through his timeline. I’m sure there are more further back but too much scrolling hurts my fing-fing.

Here’s The Superficial post from 9/11/13 at 1:06 PM EST titled “Alice Eve Alice Eve Alice Eve Alice Eve Alice Eve Alice Eve Alice Eve Alice Eve Alice Eve” where I say “Alice Eve” the whole post. Not exactly groundbreaking comedy, and this @nerdslashgeek tweet when isolated seems harmless enough:

nerdslashgeek plagiarism tweets

That was sent four hours after The Superficial post at 5:10 PM EST. And just for the record, here’s The Superficial tweet generated from our RSS with a time stamp prior to the @nerdslashgeek tweet.

A couple days go by and no one’s noticed, so fuck it, let’s try it again. Here’s The Superficial post from 9/16/13 at 3:03 PM EST titled “Jaden Smith Told His 4 Million Twitter Followers To Drop Out of School.” Note the following excerpt:

“If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society”
Or the south. You’d have the south.

And now @nerdslashgeek’s tweet with no credit to The Superficial which will be a given from here on out:

nerdslashgeek plagiarism tweets

That was sent two hours after The Superficial post at 5:26 PM EST. And just for the record, here’s The Superficial tweet generated from our RSS with a time stamp prior to the @nerdslashgeek tweet.

And now there’s no turning back. Here’s The Superficial post from 9/16/13 at 9:36 AM EST titled “Calm Down, Justin Bieber Is The Perfect Robin.” Note the following text:

“I was actually on board with this because the movie’s supposed to be inspired by The Dark Knight Returns, and you know who the Robin was in The Dark Knight Returns? Carrie Kelley. A girl: [Photo of Frank Miller's Batman and Carrie Kelly Robin here.] They even have the same hair!”

And now @nerdslashgeek’s tweet:

nerdslashgeek plagiarism tweets

That was sent 12 hours after The Superficial post at 8:57 PM EST. And just for the record, here’s The Superficial tweet generated from our RSS with a time stamp prior to the @nerdslashgeek tweet.

This one is my personal favorite because it’s not even a joke. It’s literally just me pointing out the Red Hood looked great in a fanfilm which @nerdslashgeek could’ve easily said himself by going, “Hey, Red Hood looks awesome.” I didn’t know sentences were that hard. Here’s The Superficial post from 9/17/13 at 9:48 AM EST and note the following text:

“It’s supposed to be in the tone of Nolan‘s trilogy, but botches that right off the bat with The Penguin and The Ventriloquist. In fact, the only reason for watching any of this is for the Red Hood which they fucking nailed.”

And here’s @nerdslashgeek’s tweet:

nerdslashgeek plagiarism tweets

That was sent just under two hours after The Superficial post at 11:33 AM EST. And just for the record, here’s The Superficial tweet generated from our RSS with a time stamp prior to the @nerdslashgeek tweet.

Which brings us to today. Here’s The Superficial post from 9/23/13 at 2:33 PM titled “Here’s Christian Bale Wearing Val Kilmer’s Batsuit To Audition For ‘Batman Begins.'” Note the following text:

You’ll also notice Christopher Nolan taking a lot of care to find the right actor who can give off a certain energy while completely covered in rubber as opposed to the current strategy of, “Eh, just put Ben Affleck in it.”

And here’s @nerdslashgeek’s tweet:

nerdslashgeek plagiarism tweets

That was sent one hour after The Superficial post at 3:09 PM EST. And just for the record, here’s The Superficial tweet generated from our RSS with a time stamp prior to the @nerdslashgeek tweet.

And the latest/last one. Here’s The Superficial post from 9/22/13 at 11:01 PM EST titled “Miley Cyrus Pasties Nipple Crying Kardashians Midget Ass Bikini Twerk.” Note the following text:

So here’s Miley Cyrus doing all those things plus interacting with the Kardashians because there is no Hannah anymore. Only Zuul.

And here’s @nerdslashgeek’s tweet:

nerdslashgeek plagiarism tweets

That was sent 17 hours after The Superficial post at 4:39 PM EST. And just for the record, here’s The Superficial tweet generated from our RSS with a time stamp prior to the @nerdslashgeek tweet.

And now for the delicious irony part. Turns out “David C.” doesn’t like when he’s not credited:

nerdslashgeek plagiarism tweets

nerdslashgeek plagiarism tweets

No, I did not just lick my lips. Shut up.

Now, if you’re wondering why I went through all that tedium for just some guy on Twitter, @nerdslashgeek here is trying to launch a website with his “Twitter cred” that I’ve been informed also allegedly includes jokes stolen from my sister sites I Watch Stuff and Geekologie. And probably others, too, so if you’re in the geek/film blogging business, you should probably take a peek over at “David C.”‘s Twitter and see if anything looks familiar. And if you do, maybe just sue him because this took way too much time that I could’ve used trying to bang strippers in GTA like a healthy, productive adult. I should seriously talk to somebody.

UPDATE: There was only one way for this to end (NSFW).

UPDATE UPDATE: “I recommend you try another sport, like knitting!” in the comments thought the link in the previous update was going to be Jesse Spano’s warbling vagina instead of @nerdslashgeek’s deleted Twitter account, and in retrospect, he/she’s right, it should’ve been. Fixed.

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE 9/30/13: Somebody apparently felt he only needed to be grounded for a week, and reactivated his account. Say hello, won’t you?

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